New Classrooms!

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Everyone at Blatchington Mill School is really excited about the opening of two brand new classrooms. We’ve had a great start to the year and the much anticipated new Science laboratory and English classroom are now officially open!

Pupils in the New Building

Four students from year seven were lucky enough to be the first students to take a tour of the new rooms before they opened for lessons last week. Ava, Cess, Jacob and Ittai accompanied Mr Harrold to get a feel for what lessons will be like in the new space.

The rooms have been designed by ZSTa (architects) and the brief was to create a modern space that reflected the vibrancy of our school community. Ava said “they are much more spacious and colourful and they have made upgrades so that everyone has access to everything” Ittai agreed, “the new classrooms are really spacious” and Cess was impressed by the attention to detail – picking the light, which has been balanced carefully in the south-facing rooms to maintain a sea-view, as his favourite feature.

With bright colours, a modern feel, plenty of space and the latest technology and facilities; the overall consensus is overwhelmingly positive. The rooms are accessible, and have been designed to ensure all students can feel integral to the lesson – Jacob was impressed “The new classrooms are amazing; they have got all the latest gear and have the equipment to help people!”

Mr Harrold said “It has been really important for us to invest in new facilities in school. The spaces are modern and incredibly pleasant to teach, and to learn in. The science lab in particular will help to ensure we keep delivering excellent science lessons, founded on investigation, experimentation and enquiry.”

Images courtesy of Lighttrick Photography

Images courtesy of Lighttrick Photography